Humor


Hepcats by Martin Wagner
Once, Hepcats was my favorite comic. Probably still would be if ol' Martin hadn't given up after issue 12. Lame-o. Anyway, this volume reprints the comic strips from his college years and the first issue of the regular series. Quality anthropomorphic college humor with actual character development.

The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius: Vol. I by Judd Winick
This is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Okay, it's crass, silly and immature, but hey, that's the appeal. It's so good, I stopped to reread the whole thing inbetween sentences here. Really.


The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius: Vol. II by Judd Winick
More great fun from Judd Winick. This is just as funny as the first one, and I've read it quite a few times in the short time I've owned it.


Frumpy the Clown: Freaking Out the Neighbors by Judd Winick
Before getting into comic books, Winick did a daily comic strip called "Frumpy the Clown." One day, two kids bring home a clown and ask their folks if they can keep him. The clown moves in, and teaches the kids a few things about life.


Frumpy the Clown: The Fat Lady Sings by Judd Winick
This volume finishes the reprints of Frumpy's newspaper strip. Although this strip never had nearly the cirrculation or recognition, I'd say it easily ranks with Bloom County, Calvin & Hobbes and Doonesbury as one of the great comic strips of modern times.


Why I Hate Saturn by Kyle Baker
I've probably reread this comic more than any other one I own. As Ricky says on the back cover, "A pandering novel of sex, alcohol, and depravity disguised as 'social criticism'" Short on plot, but funny as hell. Well, okay, depending on who you ask, Hell may not be all that funny. But this is.



D.R. & Quinch's Totally Awsome Guide to Life by Moore & Davis
Featuring: Death, Extremely Painful Death, Genocide, Nuclear Weapons for the Home, The Art of Total Destruction, Useful Hints on Arson, etc. Stupid, violent fun from Alan Moore and Alan Davis.

Who's Laughing Now? by Evan Dorkin
Various sick and twisted tidbits collected from Evan Dorkin's sort-of-self-titled anthology book "Dork." Not for the squeamish or easily offended.


Hothead Paisan by Diane DiMassa
Hothead Paisan: Homocidal Lesbian Terrorist, that is. This is quite different from anything else in the library, but quite worth reading in spite of (or, more likely, because of) this. -thanks to KaeSa Footracer





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As I said in my disclaimer, I don't consider any of this material pornographic. On the other hand, I'm sure there's someone that would be offended by anything in this collection. Items with this mark, though, are a little severe, and trying their damnedest to offend. Good for them!
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These titles are either a complete story unto themselves, or, like the Sandman, contain multiple volumes, but all volumes are here in the library. That is to say, there's no more to run out and buy.
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